Co-curricular Events & Activities

2018-2019 Pre-Approved List

Co-Curriculars Deadlines Fall 2018

Presidential Scholars: Within 2 weeks of event/activity (first no later than Oct 5, second no later than Nov 23)

Honors Award Recipients: Within 2 weeks of event/activity (no later than Nov 23)

The following events are pre-approved.  Check back for new events and updates frequently!  For information on the co-curricular requirements for honors scholarship recipients, click here.  Contact debra.henney@mesacc.edu with any questions.  

 Co-Curricular Activities by Date

    MCC Theatre Production: The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow

    • Nov 30, Dec 1, 6, 7 @ 7:30 and Dec 1, 8 @ 2:00 pm. MCC Theater, Southern Dobson Campus
    • Student/Senior/Faculty/Staff/Military tickets $9.  General Public $12. 
    • Age 13+.  Some adult themes and content equivalent to a PG-13 Rating.  
    • A limited number of complimentary tickets (sets of 2) are available to honors students.  Sign up here.
    • Learn more or buy tickets:https://www.mesacc.edu/arts
    • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

    Band and Orchestra Concert

    • Dec 4, 2018, 7 -9 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC Southern Dobson Campus
    • The Community, Concert Band and Orchestra Concert, directed by Rob Hunter, Paul Brewer, Nick Manson and Brian Murphy. Rob Hunter is the Director of Instrumental Music at Mesa Community College and has guest conducted, adjudicated and presented clinics in multiple states as well as Canadian Provinces. 
    • Student tickets $6
    • Learn more and buy tickets here:  https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zgd
    • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

    Holocaust Studies Student Exhibit Launch

    • Tuesday, December 4th, 1:30 - 3:00 pm,  LB 300, Library at MCC at Southern & Dobson
    • Students in Introduction to Holocaust Studies (HUM 245), taught by Dr. Sören Hammerschmidt, will be exhibiting their course capstone projects throughout the MCC Library. These capstone projects will portray different aspects of the Holocaust in a variety of formats. Please join us for the exhibit launch and hear student perspectives on what they learned and why they chose the projects they created. The Holocaust Studies Student Exhibit will be on display through December during library hours and is open to the public. 
    • Co-curricular Type: Academic

    Guitar and Percussion Concert

    • Dec 5, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa
    • Free Admission.  
    • Enjoy an evening of Guitar music at the MCC Performing Arts Center. 
    • Learn more and RSVP here: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZgP
    • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

    Choir Concert

    • Dec 6, 2018, 7:30-9:30pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC Southern Dobson Campus
    • Featuring the MCC Concert Choir, the MCCC Vocal Jazz Ensemble, MCC Community Choir performing a variety of secular, pop and spiritual music. Directed by Joseph Johnston and Grammy winner Dr. Craig Peterson. 
    • Student tickets $6
    • Learn more and buy tickets here:  https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZgW 
    • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

    Astronomy Night:  "Tour the Universe with Pink Floyd" Planetarium Show

    • Friday, Dec 7, shows every 30 minutes, 6-10 pm, Planetarium, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
    • Half of the tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Planetarium entrance beginning at 5:30 pm on the night of the show.  Half of the tickets for each show are available for reserve, $3 per ticket.  Reserve here
    • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

    Desert Echoes Flute Project Concert

    • Dec 8, 7:30-9:30 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC at Southern & Dobson
    • The Desert Echoes Flute Project is an exciting and adventurous flute choir programs sponsored by the Mesa Community College Music Department. The Members are from the Phoenix metropolitan area and include professionals, music educators, college students and community musicians who all enjoy playing the flute.  
    • Student tickets $6
    • Learn more and buy tickets here: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts
    • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

    Volunteer Opportunity: Helen's Hope Chest & Jakelle's Christmas Box

    • Dec 9 - 15, 2018, Mesa First Church of the Nazarene, 955 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203
    • JaKelle's Christmas Box is the annual program of Helen's Hope Chest, named in loving memory of JaKelle Westergard, where community comes together to share the holiday spirit with Arizona's children and teens in foster care. 
    • We are in need of outgoing and friendly people to help with setup and clean up as well as assist families “shop” for gifts.  The week of the event foster and kinship families can pick for each child: 1 gift, 1 book, 1 stuffed animal, and something to stuff a stocking with. 
    • Volunteer opportunities range from setup, replenishing gifts, assisting families, and break down. 
    • Sign-up to volunteer here:  https://bit.ly/2q7kHxk 
    • Co-curricular Type: Volunteering

    Volunteer Opportunity: United Food Bank Produce and Bread Distributions

    • Nov. 13 and Dec 12, 2018, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm, outside HW Bldg, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
    • MCC at Southern and Dobson will be hosting a bread and produce distribution for students and community members in need, courtesy of the United Food Bank. 
    • We are looking for students and staff of MCC who would like to volunteer at the distributions. You can volunteer from 1 to 4 hours. If interested, please complete this form: https://goo.gl/forms/BMx0mtkyNZlTcxfy2
    • NOTE: You must volunteer 4 hours to use volunteering as a co-curricular.  If you volunteer less than 4 hours with this event, pair it with additional hours of volunteering somewhere else.
    • Co-curricular Type: Volunteering

    Phoenix Symphony: Beethoven and Haydn

    • Friday, Feb 1, 2019, 7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
    • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students. Sign up available in January.
    • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm.  No late entrants. 
    • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12.  Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
    • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

    MCC Theatre Production: Top Girls

    • March 1, 2, 7, 8 @ 7:30 and March 2, 9 @ 2:00 pm. MCC Theater, Southern Dobson Campus
    • Student/Senior/Faculty/Staff/Military tickets $9.  General Public $12. 
    • Age 16+.  Some adult themes and content equivalent to a PG-13 Rating.  
    • A limited number of complimentary tickets (sets of 2) are available to honors students.  Sign up available here soon.
    • Learn more or buy tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZYs
    • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

    Phoenix Symphony: Stravinsky, Gershwin and Glass

    • Friday, March 22, 2019, 7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
    • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students. Sign-up available in January.
    • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm.  No late entrants. 
    • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12.  Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
    • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

    MCC Music Theatre Production: Seussical The Musical

    • March 29 & 30, April 1 & 6  at 7:30 pm , April 4 & 5 at 7 pm, April 6 at 2 pm. Performing Arts Center, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
    • Student/Senior tickets $12. Alumni/Staff/Military $15.  General Public $18.  
    • All Ages
    • A limited number of complimentary tickets (sets of 2) are available to honors students.  Sign up available here soon.
    • Learn more or buy tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zgs
    • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

    Phoenix Symphony: Piazzolla's Four Seasons

    • Friday, April 12, 2019, 7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
    • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students. Sign-up available in January.
    • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm.  No late entrants. 
    • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12.  Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
    • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

    MCC Theatre Production: Noises Off

    • April 19, 20, 25, 26 @ 7:30 and April 20, 27 @ 2:00 pm. MCC Theater, Southern Dobson Campus
    • Student/Senior/Faculty/Staff/Military tickets $9.  General Public $12. 
    • Age 13+.  Some adult themes and content equivalent to a PG-13 Rating.  
    • A limited number of complimentary tickets (sets of 2) are available to honors students.  Sign up available here soon.
    • Learn more or buy tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZYe
    • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

      Co-Curricular Activities by Category 

       

      ACADEMIC INVOLVEMENT/ACADEMIC LECTURE (Attend full lecture & discussion, if included.)

       

      Honors Forum Lecture Series at MCC

      Psi-beta Lecture Series

      Psychology

      Race & Democracy, ASU Public

      Please RSVP, space is limited 
      Cost: Free

      CULTURAL/ARTS (Attend entire performance or visit museum for at least 1 hour)

      Act I Musical Performances at MCC

      Arizona Museum of Natural History

      Students (with ID): $8.00

      Arizona Theatre Company

      Rush Ticket - Available at box office one hour before show time.  If seats available, half-price.

      Student Ticket - Call ahead and choose any performance date for $10, seating in the back.  Show MCCD Student ID.  

      Arizona Science Center

      Adult: $18

      Arizona Opera

      Rush Tickets - Available at the box office, 2 hours before show time.  If seats available, two tickets for $20.

      Ballet Arizona

      Rush Tickets - Available at the box office one hour before show time, if seats available: $15, flat rate. 

      Student Ticket - Call ahead and choose any performance date for %15 off with your MCCD Student ID.

      Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

      Adult (13+): $12.50

      Dance Performances at MCC

      $3 online, $5 at the door

      Desert Botanical Gardens

      Free Admission: Second Tuesday 8AM-8PM
      Student (with ID): $12.00

      Heard Museum

      Students (with ID): $7.50

      Free admission during first Fridays each month, 6:00 - 10:00 pm.

      i.d.e.a. Museum

      Admission: $9.00

      Free Sundays: Quarterly.  See website.

      Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

      Free Admission.

      Mesa Grande Cultural Park

      Adults: $5.00

      Musical Instrument Museum

      General Admission: $20.00

      Phoenix Art Museum

      MCCCD Students (with ID): Free (through June 30, 2017)
      Other Students (with ID): $13.00 

      Phoenix Symphony

      Free tickets available for honors students based on availability.  Find sign-ups in pre-approved list above. 
      $12 off tickets for full-time college students.

      Rush tickets available at the box office one hour before show time.  If seats available, $12 with student ID.

      College Club:  sign up at the box office at the venue for $30.00 with your student ID and get one ticket per weekend for the classical concerts for the whole season. (This is a smokin’ deal!)

      Phoenix Theater

      Rush tickets available at box office one hour before show time.  If seats available, $15 with student ID.

      Pueblo Grande Museum Archaeological Park

      Adults (18-54): $6.00

      Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMOCA)

      Admission: $7 for Students, FREE on Thursdays

      Symphony of the Southwest

      Admission for 1 show: $20
      Youth Symphony: Free

      Tempe Center for the Arts

      Free Admission

      Theatre Performances at MCC

      Free tickets available for honors students based on availability. Sign-ups available soon. 

      Tempe Symphony Orchestra:

      Free 

      CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT

      Student Clubs & Organizations 

      Join a club on campus!  Active membership and participation must be verified by club sponsor and submitted as your "proof of attendance."

      MCC Athletics

      Participate on an MCC sports team during a semester.  This can be used only once as a co-curricular activity.  Active team participation must be verified by your coach and submitted as your "proof of attendance."

      Student Life & Leadership Activities

      Student life hosts events, activities, lectures and fieldtrips for the student body.  We will post those events that count as co-curriculars in the pre-approved list on this page.  Let us know if you think we've missed something.   

      MCC Sporting Event

      Come out and support an MCC athletic team at one of their games/matches/meets/events.  Attending a sporting event can count only once as a co-curricular and your reflection must apply something you've learned in your coursework at MCC.  

      VOLUNTEERING  (Minimum of 4 hours.  Activities can be combined to total 4 hours.)

      MCCD Approved Community Partners

      To use volunteering as a co-curricular, it must be with an MCCD approved community partner.  The opportunities posted on this page are all with approved community partners.  Interested in volunteering somewhere else?    See if your organization is approved or find an organization that is.  

      VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) - Mesa United Way

      Volunteer opportunities: Tax Preparer (training provided), Interpreter (be fluent in Spanish and English or American Sign Language and English), Site Greeter.

      Receive training to become an IRS qualified tax preparer and then volunteer during tax season to help low income families with their tax preparation.  

      Interns will become certified tax preparers and will gain valuable on-the-ground experience in the field.   Volunteers are requested to volunteer at least 25 hours during the tax season (3 hr/week).

      Learn more and sign-up:  http://www.mesaunitedway.org/become-vita-volunteer/ 

      Volunteer for a Political Campaign or Candidate 

      This could involve phonebanking, canvassing, registering voters, helping with events, etc. Janell Alewn, Library Faculty, can help you get started... with whatever candidate you want to support.   janell.alewyn@mesacc.edu 

      Southland Hospice

      Volunteer Opportunities Available for Nursing & Social Work Students 

      Free Training on your schedule.  Free background check, drug screen & TB test required.

      https://southlandhospice.com/volunteer/

      Boys & Girls Club - Volunteer 

      Volunteer with our local Boys and Girls club of the East Valley - Grant Woods Branch through their partner "Future for Kids."

      They have short and long term volunteer opportunities.  Fill out a volunteer application to get started. 

      Mesa Arts Academy - Tutors and Theater/Arts

      The Mesa Arts Academy is in need of tutors.  They are also working on a musical for the spring (February) which will be showcased at the Mesa Arts Center.  Students meet after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and volunteers are needed.  Contact Sue Douglas for more information sued@clubzona.org

      OTHER (MUST GET PRE-APPROVAL)

      You may suggest a co-curricular event to the Honors Program Director for approval. Honors program faculty must approve events not on the pre-approved list prior to attending.  Activities will not be accepted as a co-curricular if they were attended without pre-approval. 

      Past Co-Curricular Activities

        Film and Discussion: "An Ordinary Hero"

        • Friday, Jan. 19 | 6 - 8:30 p.m., McClintock High School Auditorium, 1830 E. Del Rio Dr. | Tempe, AZ 85282
        • An Ordinary Hero tells the story of civil rights activist Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. By the time she was 19, she participated in some of the most iconic and pivotal moments of the American Civil Rights Movement. Heralded as an unsung hero, Mulholland was a crusader who participated in dozens of protests, was put on death row for being a Freedom Rider, was the first white student in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., trained white allies, and dedicated her career to youth education.
        • Join us for a film and discussion that will examine Mulholland’s journey and use it as a catalyst explore social justice activism, and movement building. 
        • https://csrd.asu.edu/OrdinaryHero
        • Free  |  Open to the public | Light refreshments

        Calculus the Musical 

        • Thursday, January 25, 2018, 12 - 1 pm, Phoenix College Bulpit Auditorium (AU on Map)
        • Celebrating over 10 years of Calculus the Musical, the comic "review" of the concepts and history of Calculus! 
        • Free.  Open to the Public.  First come, first seat basis.
        • Lear more info about the performance: http://www.matheatre.com/ 

        Curie Me Away!  A Radioactive Musical

        • Thursday, January 25, 2018, 6  - 7 pm, Phoenix College Bulpit Auditorium (AU on Map)
        • A radioactive musical based on the science, life, and legacy of Madame Marie Curie.
        • Free.  Open to the Public.  First come, first seat basis.
        • Lear more info about the performance: http://www.matheatre.com/ 

        Phoenix Symphony: Sibelious and Debussy

        • Friday, Jan 26, 2018, 7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
        • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students.  Sign up here.
        • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm.  No late entrants. 
        • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12.  Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
        • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

        South Mountain Hike

        • Saturday, January, 27, 8:00 a.m. - noon,  South Mountain Park.  Departing and returning to MCC, Southern Dobson Campus
        • 4 Mile Hike for MCC Students and Employees.  Non-students may join us at the park.
        • We will explore the natural landscape of South Mountain Park, including plants and animals, rocks and soil, climate, and drainage patterns.  We will also observe the cultural landscape, including human use of the park and land use patterns in the Valley of the Sun.
        • Participants should bring water and sunscreen, and wear closed-toe shoes.  No glass is permitted in South Mountain Park. 
        • Those who wish to participate in this field trip must complete an 'Emergency Contact Form', 'Liability Waiver Form', and 'Permission to be Photographed Form' prior to departure. 
        • Contact Steve Bass at steve.bass@mesacc.edu by Wednesday to register for the trip.

        MCC Art Gallery: Blur

        • Ongoing Exhibition: Nov 13, 2017 - Feb 2, 2018, Art Gallery, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • What do privacy envelopes, pulverized rockets, drywall, crime scene tape, and woven cut paper have in common?  They are all materials carefully selected by artists to express an idea. BLUR explores what happens when creatives push the boundaries of traditional media through experimentation.
        • Learn more, map, gallery hours.
        • Co-Curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

        Life Science Speaker Series

        • Friday, Feb 2, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm, NU 101, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Brandon Guida: "Redefining Cerebral Palsy in a Clinical Context". 
        • Co-Curricular Type:  Academic Lecture

        Astronomy Night: Ice Worlds

        • Friday, Feb 2, 2018, 6-10 pm, Planetarium, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Shows run from 6 - 10 pm, typically every 30 minutes.  
        • Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Planetarium entrance beginning at 5:30 pm.  Other activities are available for visitors waiting for their show time. 
        • **NOTE  The planetarium is closed for renovations through January and is expected to open by Friday, Feb 2, but check their website for updates.  
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Psychology Evening Lecture

        • Monday Feb 5 , 2018 @ 7:00 pm, Location: Performing Arts Center, Southern Dobson Campus 
        • You're a What!  The Psychology Behind Why People Become Vegans and Vegetarians
        • Elizabeth Valenti, Ph.D.
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        40th Street Lecture Series: Get Outside and Stay Alive

        • Tuesday, Feb 6, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, IE Bldg, Copper Room, GateWay Community College - Washington Campus, 108 N. 40th St., Phoenix
        • Get Outside and Stay Alive - The Impact of Nature Deficit Disorder, Presented by Dr. Andy Lenartz
        • Free & open to the public.
        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

        Honors Forum Luncheon Speaker:  Dr. Django Paris: Culturally Sustaining Education: Teaching and Learning for Justice with our Communities

        • Wednesday, Feb 7, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 pm. LB300, Southern and Dobson.
        • Lunch will be provided. Sign up for lunch and lecture here
        • Dr. Paris' work focuses on understanding and sustaining languages, literacy, and lifeways among youth and communities of color in the context of demographic and social change.. Full Bio
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

        Honors Forum Lecture Series:  Culturally Sustaining Education: Teaching and Learning for Justice with our Communities

        • Wednesday, Feb 7, 2017, 7-8 pm. Bullpit Auditorium, Phoenix College
        • Speaker: Django Paris
        • Dr. Paris' work focuses on understanding and sustaining languages, literacy, and lifeways among youth and communities of color in the context of demographic and social change.. Full Bio
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

        Phoenix Symphony: Beethoven and Mozart

        • Friday, Feb 9, 2018, 7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
        • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students.  Sign up available soon.
        • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm.  No late entrants. 
        • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12.  Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
        • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

        MPJE Jazz Concert with Campo Verde HS Jazz Band

        • Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, 7 pm.  MCC Performing Arts Center 1520, S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
        • Prices: $6.00 Students, $7.00 Staff, Seniors (55 +), Military and $8.00 General Public
        • The MPJE Group is made up of music instructors and performers from around the valley under the direction of the talented pianist and keyboardist, Emmy Award winner Nick Manson. If you are a fan of Big Band Jazz than you don’t want to miss this. 
        • Learn more and buy tickets here.
        • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

        Affordable Higher Education Forum

        • Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 pm LB-300 (Library)
        • Join a panel of pro-education advocates on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 6pm-8pm in LB 300 for a discussion on affordable higher education. Law makers from both state & federal elected offices, as well as candidates currently running for statewide offices, will be at Mesa Community College with the goal of providing students with multiple perspectives of what the fight for higher education looks like in the realm of policy. The discussion will end with a Q&A session. 
        • Sponsored by the Associated Students of Mesa Community (student government) and the Arizona Students' Association
        • Co-curricular Type:  Academic Lecture

        Yesterday's Negro League Baseball Players Presents....Dennis Biddle

        • Friday, Feb 23, 2018, 12:00pm-1:30 pm LB-300 (SC11E)
        • Dennis Biddle graduated from High School at age 17 to pursue his dream to play professional baseball for the Chicago American Giants as a pitcher. He made an immediate impact in 1953, winning his first 5 games before finishing the season with an amazing record of 15-3. Please join us for this wonderful Black History Month event to hear the rest of this rich and colorful story. Dennis Biddle, the youngest living player and President of the Yesterday's Negro League Baseball Players Foundation, will be outlining the history of the Negro League, past and present. He will also share intriguing memorabilia such as photographs, text panels, labels and artifacts.   
        • Co-curricular Type:  Academic Lecture

        Kevin Kling, author, playwright, teller of tales

        • Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, 7:00 pm. Red Mountain Campus, Room S140 (RAP Center) 7110 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa, AZ 85207.
        • Kevin Kling, best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio's, "All Things Considered", and his storytelling stage shows like "Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log", delivers hilarious, often tender stories.
        • Register online.
        • Co-curricular Type:  Academic Lecture

        Phoenix Symphony: Brahms and Schumann

        • Friday, Feb 23, 2018, 7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
        • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students.  Sign up available soon.
        • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm.  No late entrants. 
        • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12.  Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
        • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

        Community, Concert Band and Orchestra Concert

        • Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018, 7 pm.  MCC Performing Arts Center 1520, S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
        • Prices: $6.00 Students, $7.00 Staff, Seniors (55 +), Military and $8.00 General Public
        • Started in the late-1960s by legendary educator, Grant Wolf, the Mesa Community College Jazz Band has left a long wake of continued success and has set the standard for jazz ensembles in Arizona.  The band has performed all over the country at various festivals and concerts.  It’s alum range from studio musicians, composers, film-scores, jazz stars, and music educators who are currently active all over the country.  Now under the direction of MCC alum, Paul Brewer, the MCC Jazz Band has a new home in the Performing Arts Center and continues to promote jazz at a high level throughout the Valley.
        • Learn more and get tickets here.
        • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

        Archaeology Lecture: Conquest and Conversion in Islamic Iberia (A.D. 711-1492): A Bioarchaeological Approach

        • Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 11:00 am, SC 11-E, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Speaker: Katelyn Bolhofner, Ph.D., Post-doctoral research associate, Arizona State University Center for Bioarchaeological Research
        • This will be a discussion of the dynamics of the 8th century conquest of Iberia by Muslim Arab and Berber forces from North Africa, and the subsequent 800-year period of religious, political, and social change.
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

        Jazz Ensemble and Latin Jazz Band

        • Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018, 7 pm.  MCC Performing Arts Center 1520, S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
        • Prices: $6.00 Students, $7.00 Staff, Seniors (55 +), Military and $8.00 General Public
        • Started in the late-1960s by legendary educator, Grant Wolf, the Mesa Community College Jazz Band has left a long wake of continued success and has set the standard for jazz ensembles in Arizona.  The band has performed all over the country at various festivals and concerts.  It’s alum range from studio musicians, composers, film-scores, jazz stars, and music educators who are currently active all over the country.  Now under the direction of MCC alum, Paul Brewer, the MCC Jazz Band has a new home in the Performing Arts Center and continues to promote jazz at a high level throughout the Valley.
        • Learn more and get tickets here.
        • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

        I Have This Friend Performance

        • Thursday, March 1, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, MCC Theatre Outback
        • Fix the Hurt presents "I Have This Friend..." Performance addresses relationship abuse.
        • Doors open at 11:30, performance at 12:00 followed by Q & A.
        • Free.  Must RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/ulUSpqJVZXMdpl423   
        • Sponsored by MCC Action Care Team, Inclusive Excellence, MCC Dept of Public Safety 
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/ Cultural/Arts

        Volunteer Opportunity: Dr. Seuss' Birthday - Read Across America Event

        • Friday, March 2, 2018, 9am - 1 pm, MCC Southern-Dobson Campus
        • Read Across America Event hosted by MCC Center for Community and Civic Engagement.
        • This event brings 200 children in K-3rd grade (and 33 Preschoolers!) for a fun literacy field trip where children will interact with animals, visit the planetarium, read books on the lawn, and more!
        • Over 50 volunteers to help make this event possible, and have a multitude of roles available including being a group leader, a costume character, a goody bag fairy, decorating the spaces, managing a bubble machine, etc.
        • If interested, please sign up at https://tinyurl.com/DrSeuss2018NEW 
        • Co-curricular Type:  Volunteering

        Astronomy Night: Two Small Pieces of Glass

        • Friday, March 2, 2018, 6-10 pm, Planetarium, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Shows run from 6 - 10 pm, typically every 30 minutes.  
        • Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Planetarium entrance beginning at 5:30 pm.  Other activities are available for visitors waiting for their show time. 
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Arizona Cantilena Chorale Concert at MCC Red Mountain 

        • Friday, March 2, 2018, 7 pm.  Rehearsal and Performance (RAP) Center, Saguaro Building (S-140), 7110 East McKellips Road
        • Prices: General Public - $15.00, Students, Seniors, Military, Children - $10.00 
        • Arizona Cantilena Chorale directed by Dr. Glenn Bennett brings together vocal talents from past and current performing groups to create a hemogenous vocal blend. *Seating is limited*
        • Learn more and get tickets here.
        • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

        Desert Echoes Flute Project Concert

        • Fiday, March 2, 2018, 7 pm.  MCC Performing Arts Center 1520, S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
        • Prices: $6.00 Student, $7.00 Staff, Senior(55+), Military and $8.00 General Public
        • The Desert Echoes Flute Project is adventurous flute choir program and members are made up of professionals, music educators, college student and community musicians who all enjoy playing the flute under the direction of Christina Steffen. Christina who regularly performs for entertainers and National Broadway tours. She has performed with artist such as Bernadette Peters, Natalie Cole, the Temptations and tours include Wicked, The Producers, Elton John’s Aida. 
        • Learn more and get tickets here.
        • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

        Spring 2018 Book Club: Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

        • Southern Dobson Campus Meeting: March 22; 12-1 pm, Room LB 205 (2nd Floor Library)
        • Red Mountain Campus Meetings:  March 5, 2018, 1-2 pm; DW 226
        • Book: Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
        • Learn more here: https://www.mesacc.edu/library/book-club
        • Honors students must attend at least one of the book club discussion meetings to use as a co-curricular.
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Psychology Evening Lecture

        • Monday March 5 , 2018 @ 7:00 pm, Location: Performing Arts Center, Southern Dobson Campus 
        • Traumatic Brain Injury: Secrets of the Hurting Brain
        • Carolyn St. Peter, Ph.D. and Ly Tran-Nguyen, Ph.D.
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Volunteer Opportunity - MCC Rose Garden

        • Date and time to be determined; will occur after March 20. Location: MCC-Rose Garden.
        • Assist in recording data points in the Rose Garden using GPS and high end survey equipment.
        • If interested, please contact Karen Blevins: karen.blevins@mesacc.edu.
        • Co-curricular Type: Volunteer

        Chorale Concert

        • Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 7:30 pm.  MCC Performing Arts Center 1520, S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
        • Prices: $6.00 Student, $7.00 Staff, Senior(55+), Military and $8.00 General Public
        • Ensembles of the Vocal/Choral class at MCC, directed by Joey Johnston and Dr. Craig Peterson: Featuring ensembles A Cappella Choir, Chamber Choirs, Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Canto Vivo Chorale. Dr. Peterson is the Director of Choral Studies at Mesa Community College and performed as part of a Grammy winning choir on Rachminoff: All-night Vigil. Under his direction the choral ensembles at MCC have performed at multiple conventions and he has conducted the AZ All-State Jazz Clinic Choir and the AZ Regional Choirs. Joseph Johnston is an established conductor around the state of Arizona; working with Honors Choirs and Regional Festivals.  
        • Learn more and get tickets here.
        • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

        Chorale Concert

        • Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7:30 pm.  MCC Performing Arts Center 1520, S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
        • Prices: $6.00 Student, $7.00 Staff, Senior(55+), Military and $8.00 General Public
        • Dr. Peterson is the Director of Choral Studies at Mesa Community College and performed as part of a Grammy winning choir on Rachminoff: All-night Vigil. Under his direction the choral ensembles at MCC have performed at multiple conventions and he has conducted the AZ All-State Jazz Clinic Choir and the AZ Regional Choirs. Joseph Johnston is an established conductor around the state of Arizona; working with Honors Choirs and Regional Festivals. Ensembles of the Vocal/Choral class at MCC, directed by Joey Johnston and Dr. Craig Peterson: Featuring ensembles A Cappella Choir, Chamber Choirs, Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Canto Vivo Chorale. 
        • Learn more and get tickets here.
        • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

        TEDx Gilbert

        • Saturday, March 24th, 7pm, University Center, 92 W. Vaughn Ave, Gilbert
        • Checkout www.tedxgilbert.com for tickets and featured speakers.
        • Co-curricular type: Academic Lecture

        Red Mountain PTK Discovery Series: Marine Biology

        • Thursday, March 29, 6:00-7:30pm, M200.
        • Dr. Alex Cheroske, Marine Biologist: "Technical Advances in Marine Biology: Innovative Ways of Studying the World Under the Sea."
        • Co-curricular type: Academic Lecture

        Wellness Day: MCC Red Mountain

        • Thursday, March 29, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm, MCC Red Mountain Campus
        • Get your Wellness Passport stamped for every activity you participate in and Win!  Pricezes include cool NEW RM Swag, a yummy mustache pretzel and MCC water bottles.  Check in at the table outside Mesquite to get your passport.
        • Submit passport with at least 4 stamps as proof of attendance for your co-curricular submission.
        • See flier for schedule, events and locations: Wellness Day Sp18.jpg.
        • Co-curricular type: Campus Involvement

        Learn to Photograph the Stars:  A Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Math (STEAM) Event

        • Thursday, March 29 and Thursday, April 5, MCC and Salt River.   
        • An invite to discover the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math it takes to create amazing photographic Arts of the stars. 
        • This 2-Part FREE workshop is open to MCC students, faculty, staff, and administration.
        • Part 1: Lecture, Photo technique, Equipment Check - Thursday, March 29, 4-5 PM, AC3S (Art Building) Lecture can be attended without participation in Part 2 field trip
        • Part 2Evening Field trip to Photograph Stars - Thursday, April 5, 6:30-8:00 PM, Salt River (map will be provided) Limited space for Part 2 of 15 participants. 
        • Reservations Required: Contact Tom Klare, Faculty Art Dept. at tklare@mesacc.edu or 480-461-7086
        • Co-curricular type: Academic Involvement

        E.A.R.T.H. Forward 2018

        • Friday, March 30, 8 am - 3:30 pm, Navajo Room, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • The EARTH is calling! Come join us for the E.A.R.T.H. Forward Summit.  The summit is for students, staff and faculty who are interested in taking action towards a more sustainable future through Education, Adaptation Resiliency, and Technology for all of Humanity.
        • Free Admission.  Lunch and sustainability inspired giveaways will be provided.
        • Register here
        • Co-curricular type: Academic Involvement

        Life Science Speaker Series

        • Friday, March 30, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm, NU 101, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Katon Kras: "Differences in Skeletal Muscle Mitochondria between Lean and Obese Humans". 
        • Co-Curricular Type:  Academic Lecture

        Robert's Rules of Order Workshop

        • Friday, March 30, 12:30 pm and Saturday, March 31, 10 am, Room LB-145, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • The National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) will be presenting information on how to conduct (and how to participate in) efficient meetings.  Two separate sessions will be offered: one on Friday, March 30, and another on Saturday, March 31.  You may attend either or both sessions; they are independent, and are free to all members of the MCC community, including faculty and students. 
        • Topics planned for Friday, March 30, 12:30 pm: Members Rights, Basic Parliamentary Law, The Six Steps of a Motion
        • Topics planned for Saturday, March 31, 10:00 am: The Ladder of Motions, Officers: Enough Already!, Do Minutes Matter?
        • Email Joe Neglia ( jd.neglia@mesacc.edu ) for more details.
        • Co-curricular type: Academic Involvement

        Geography Field Trip: Horton Creek

        • Saturday, March 31, 8 am - 7 pm, Horton Creek, near Payson, AZ
        • Students will depart MCC in vans at 8 am and return by 7 pm, hiking approximately 7 miles along a wooded creek to a natural spring. 
        • A picnic lunch will be provided. 
        • Students or employees interested in participating on the trip should contact Steve Bass at steve.bass@mesacc.edu by Monday March 26. 
        • Horton Creek flier
        • Co-Curricular Type:  Academic Involvement

        VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) - Mesa United Way 

        • Receive training to become an IRS qualified tax preparer and then volunteer during tax season to help low income families with their tax preparation.
        • Interns will become certified tax preparers and will gain valuable on-the-ground experience in the field. 
        • Contact Don Jensen for more information.  480-834-2113.  don.jensen@mesaunitedway.org
        • Co-Curricular Type: Volunteering

        Elemental Cultural Arts Festival: Movement - Sound - Vision - Expression

        • Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 5:30 to 9:00 pm, Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave, Phoenix
        • Reception from 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm.  Performances begin at 6:00 pm.
        • Calling all faculty and students!!!  Building on the success of the inaugural Elemental Cultural Arts Festival, Maricopa Community Colleges will once again host an exciting evening of student, faculty, alumni, and community exhibits and performances at the Phoenix Art Museum.  This is a wonderful opportunity for students and faculty to engage in innovative multicultural and global experiences that our faculty and students create within the museum space. 
        • Free.  Open to the public.
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        CANCELED! Yesterday's Negro League Baseball Players Present...Dennis Biddle

        • Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 1:30 pm, SC 30
        • Dennis Biddle graduated from High School at age 17 to pursue his dream to play professional baseball for the Chicago American Giants as a pitcher. He made an immediate impact in 1953, winning his first 5 games before finishing the season with an amazing record of 15-3. Please join us for this wonderful Black History Month event to hear the rest of this rich and colorful story. Dennis Biddle, the youngest living player and President of the Yesterday's Negro League Baseball Players Foundation, will be outlining the history of the Negro League, past and present. He will also share intriguing memorabilia such as photographs, text panels, labels and artifacts.   
        • Co-curricular Type:  Academic Lecture

        Little Women - The Musical

        • March 30, 31 at 7:30 pm, April, 5, 6, 7 at 7:30 pm and March 31 and April 7 at 2 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, Southern Dobson Campus 
        • Prices: General Public: $18, Staff/Alumni/Military:$15, Students/Seniors (55+): $12  *Thursday April 5th Family Night Only - Children: $8.00 
        • A limited number of complimentary tickets (sets of 2) will be available for honors students.  Sign-up here
        • Learn more and buy tickets here:  https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zf9 
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Myths and Truths About Your Amazing Brain

        • Wednesday, April 4, 1:00 pm, Room AS-192, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Speaker: Professor Ly Tran-Nguyen
        • In the celebration of Asian culture and diversity on campus, Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC) hosts the lecture cosponsored by the Office of Student Life & Leadership.
        • Refreshments Served.
        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

        Poetry Month in the Desert

        • Thursday, April 5, 20187:00PM and Thursday, April 19, 2018 — 7:00PM, Elsner Library, LB 300.
        • During the month of April, National Poetry Month, Mesa Community College will host, in partnership with Arizona Humanities, two poetry readings in the Elsner Library, Room 300, at Mesa Community College. These readings, followed by a Q&A and book signing, are open to Mesa Community College faculty, staff, and students, and the general public. Refreshments will be provided.
        • Free.  Open to the public.
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

        Volunteer Opportunity: Mayors' Challenge for Economic Education

        • Friday, April 6, 2018, Time slots vary (8:00 am - 2:30 pm), MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • MCC is hosting the Mayors' Challenge for Economic Education where middle and high school students from around the state will face off in the EconChallenge, Personal Finance Challenge and Critical Thinking Competition.
        • Volunteers are needed to help with the competitions in a variety of capacities.  
        • Remember to use volunteering as a co-curricular you must volunteer for a minimum of 4 hours.
        • Sign-up here.
        • Co-Curricular Type:  Volunteering

        Astronomy Night: Do-It-Yourself Astronomy

        • Friday, April 6, 2018, 6-10 pm, Planetarium, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Many features of the night sky can be enjoyed with the unaided eye or binoculars. Come learn how!
        • Shows run from 6 - 10 pm, typically every 30 minutes.  
        • Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Planetarium entrance beginning at 5:30 pm.  Other activities are available for visitors waiting for their show time. 
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Annual Juried Art Show

        • April 2- 26, 2018, MCC Art Gallary, 1833 W. Southern Ave, Mesa 85202.  Gallary Hours: 9 am - 5 pm.
        • The Annual Juried Art Student Show  features over 100 artworks from students enrolled in art classes. Works featured explore the mediums of ceramics, digital, drawing, life drawing, painting, photography, 2D & 3D.
        • For more information:  https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zfh
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Volunteers Needed: The Human Library

        • Volunteers are needed to assist with The Human Library April 10. Four hours are needed to fulfill a co-curricular activity. Volunteers are needed to serve the following shifts:
        • Full shift (Preferred): 8:00am - 3:00pm
        • Partial shift (Accepted): 8:30am - 11:45am of 11:45 - 2:45pm.
        • If interested, contact Tawnya Sherman: tawnya.sherman@mesacc.edu
        • A Human Library is a library space where the books are human beings and readers engage in conversation with their books. The Human Library Project is designed to challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue between human books and their readers.  The purpose of the event is to increase inclusiveness by providing a transformative learning experience for our students, staff, and faculty.  The Human Library will provide opportunities for members of our college campus and community to increase awareness of the diversity of people and ideas via the stories of the books. Participants, "readers", will have an option to visit with 3 books in small groups (4-6) in the General Reading Room, or 2 bestselling books in large groups (20-30) in one of our Bestselling Rooms. 
        • Co-curricular Type: Volunteer

        Genocide Awareness Week

        • April 9 - 12, 2018, Turquoise Room, Student Center, Scottsdale Community College
        • Multiple speakers to choose from.  Dates and times vary.
        • For schedule and more details visit https://www.scottsdalecc.edu/genocide 
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Volunteer Opportunity: Center for the Study of Race and Democracy

        Human Library

        • Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Various times (9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm).  LB 145 (Elsner Library). Free.
        • A Human Library is a library space where the books are human beings and readers engage in conversation with their books. The Human Library Project is designed to challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue between human books and their readers.  The purpose of the event is to increase inclusiveness by providing a transformative learning experience for our students, staff, and faculty.  The Human Library will provide opportunities for members of our college campus and community to increase awareness of the diversity of people and ideas via the stories of the books. Participants, "readers", will have an option to visit with 3 books in small groups (4-6) in the General Reading Room, or 2 bestselling books in large groups (20-30) in one of our Bestselling Rooms. 
        • Registration: https://www.mesacc.edu/employees/inclusive-excellence/human-library-project/human-library-registration . Register by April 6.
        • Co-curricular Type:  Academic Lecture

        Art Student Show

        • Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 6 - 8 pm.  MCC Art Gallery, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Check out this year's amazing show! We will be celebrating all of the artists and presenting awards.
        • Students explore many mediums offered through the MCC Department of Art including; 2D, 3D, ceramics, digital and design, drawing, life drawing, painting, photography and printmaking.
        • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

        Honors Forum Lecture Series:  Moment to Movement: An Intersectional Approach to Building Resistance and Community

        • Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 7-8 pm. Student Union, SU100ABC, South Mountain Community College 
        • Speaker: Carmen Perez
        • Ms. Perez serves as the Executive Director of The Gathering for Justice. A lifelong activist, Ms. Perez was awarded the 2008 United Way's "Community Hero Award," and Santa Cruz County Women's Commission "Trailblazer Award in Criminal Justice."   Full Bio
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

        Diversity in Servant Leadership

        • Thursday, April 12, 2018, 1:30-3:00 pm. LB145, Southern and Dobson campus.
        • Speaker: Raveen Arora, local philanthropist who had the opportunity to work with Mother Teresa in Calcutta.
        • Sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

        Volunteer Opportunities - MCC Serves! and MCCD Community Partners

        • Various Dates
        • Join other MCC students, staff and faculty by volunteering in your community.
        • To use volunteering as a co-curricular activity, you must volunteer for at least four (4) hours and provide proof of your participation (ex:  log of your hours signed by the event coordinator).
        • Volunteer hours (multiple events) can be combined.
        • Learn more and sign-up for MCC Serves events here.
        • Interested in volunteering somewhere else? Make sure the organization is an approved MCCD Community Partner
        • Co-curricular Type: Volunteering

        Spring Dance Production - It's About Time

        • April 12-13, 2018, 7:30 pm.  MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa
        • Prices: General Public - $15.00, Alumni, Military & Staff - $12.00, Students & Seniors - $9.00 and Children (ages 8 and under) - $7.00
        • Featuring a variety of Dance styles with guest choreographers showcasing the talent of the dance groups. With MCC Dance Company, On Tap and Popel. 
        • For more information or tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZfK
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Understanding Communication Preferences:  The Essential Skill for Leadership and Relationship Effectiveness

        • Friday, April 13, 2018,  11:00 am at LDS Institute
        • Dave Boizell, Leadership Choice; This fun and interactive 45 minute workshop will help you learn why some people dominate conversations and relationships while others are happy to just observe, listen, and go with the flow.  You will learn why some people are dramatic, impulsive, and overshare in their conversations while others are guarded, logical, and ask detailed questions.
        • Co-curricular Type:  Academic Lecture

        Phoenix Symphony: Elgar Cello Concierto

        • Friday, April 13, 2018,  7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
        • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students.  Sign up available soon.
        • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm.  No late entrants. 
        • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12.  Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
        • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

        Spring Dance Scholarship Showcase

        • Saturday, April 14, 2018, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa
        • Tickets: $8.00
        • Featuring choreography from graduating students in the Associate of Arts, Dance degree; Artists of Promise participants and local talent. 
        • Form more information or tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zfr
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        MPJE Jazz Concert

        • Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa
        • Student Tickets: $6.00
        • The MPJE Group is made up of music instructors and performers from around the valley under the direction of the talented pianist and keyboardist Emmy Award winner Nick Manson. If you are a fan of Big Band Jazz than you don’t want to miss this. 
        • Form more information or tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZfB
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Jazz Ensemble Concert

        • Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa
        • Student Tickets: $6.00
        • ​Featuring the Latin Jazz Band. Started in the late-1960s by legendary educator, Grant Wolf, the Mesa Community College Jazz Band has left a long wake of continued success and has set the standard for jazz ensembles in Arizona.  The band has performed all over the country at various festivals and concerts.  It’s alum range from studio musicians, composers, film-scores, jazz stars, and music educators who are currently active all over the country.  Now under the direction of MCC alum, Paul Brewer, the MCC Jazz Band has a new home in the Performing Arts Center and continues to promote jazz at a high level throughout the Valley.
        • Form more information or tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zf8 
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Trigger Aggressions and Mechanisms

        • Thursday, April 19, 2018, 12:00-1:15pm, SC30
        • Focus Group facilitated by Rod Golden, Sociology Faculty. Discussion is part of Rape Awareness Month.
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture.

        Fashion Show - An Evening in Paris

        • Thursday, April 19, 7 pm, Navajo Room, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Come see the much reported on wearable art fashions as they kick off our annual fashion show, "Evening in Paris," in addition to students' collections. 
        • Doors open at 6 p.m. with a Silent Auction (a wide variety of gift baskets, clothing and accessories). 
        • Tickets: $5
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play

        • April 20, 21, 26, 27 at 7:30 pm, April 21, 28 at 2 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, Southern Dobson Campus 
        • Presented by MCC Theatre and Film Arts
        • A paean to live theatre, and the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.
        • Prices: General Public: $12, Students/Seniors/Staff: $9   
        • A limited number of complimentary tickets (sets of 2) will be available for honors students.  Sign-up here
        • Learn more and buy tickets here:  https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Z5i  
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Volunteer Opportunity - Mesa Police Department - Mass Casualty Training

        • March 6, 14, 22, 29 and April 12, 27, 1:00 - 6:00 pm. Location provided when you sign up.
        • 16 Volunteers needed each day to serve as actors for the Active Shooter/ Mass Casualty Training.
        • Contact Jennifer.Penrose@mesaaz.gov to sign up.  480-644-4139
        • Co-curricular type: Volunteer

        Finding Your Resilience: Understanding how to Cultivate the Process of Coping and Adaptation

        • Monday April 23 , 2018 @ 10:00 am, Location: SC11E, Southern Dobson Campus 
        • Learn about the process of resilience and the ten most important protective factors that help individuals and families cope with loss and trauma. 
        • Dr Cyntthia Lietz, Senior Associate Dean of the ASU College of Public Service & Community Solutions
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Psychology Evening Lecture

        • Monday April 23 , 2018 @ 7:00 pm, Location: Performing Arts Center, Southern Dobson Campus 
        • The Psychology of Superheroes: What Attracts Us to Them
        • Julie Landgal, Ph.D.
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Community Band and Orchestra Concert

        • April 24, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa
        • Student Tickets: $6.00
        • The Community, Concert Band and Orchestra Concert, directed by Rob Hunter, Paul Brewer, Nick Manson and Brian Murphy. Rob Hunter is the Director of Instrumental Music at Mesa Community College and he guest conducted, adjudicated and presented clinics in multiple states as well as Canadian Provinces.
        • Form more information or tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zfb 
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Phoenix Symphony: Mozart Piano Concerto No. 22

        • Friday, April 27, 2018,  7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
        • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students.  Sign up available soon.
        • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm.  No late entrants. 
        • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12.  Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
        • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

        Desert Echoes Flute Project Concert

        • Sunday April 29, 2018, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa
        • Student Tickets: $6.00
        • The Desert Echoes Flute Project is adventurous flute choir program and members are made up of professionals, music educators, college student and community musicians who all enjoy playing the flute under the direction of Christina Steffen. Christina who regularly performs for entertainers and National Broadway tours. She has performed with artist such as Bernadette Peters, Natalie Cole, the Temptations and tours include Wicked, The Producers, Elton John’s Aida. 
        • Form more information or tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Guitar Concert

        • Monday, April 30, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa
        • Free Admission
        • Enjoy an evening of Guitar music at the MCC Performing Arts Center. 
        • Form more information or tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZfC
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Percussion Concert

        • Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa
        • Free Admission
        • Enjoy and evening of Percussion music at the MCC Performing Arts Center. Featuring students from instructors from MCC Music classes. 
        • Form more information or tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zfy 
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        A Chorale Concert

        • Thursday, May 3, 2018, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa
        • Student Tickets: $6.00
        • Ensembles of the Vocal/Choral class at MCC, directed by Joey Johnston and Dr. Craig Peterson: Featuring ensembles A Cappella Choir, Chamber Choirs, Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Canto Vivo Chorale.
        • Form more information or tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zf6 
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Astronomy Night: Tour the Universe with Pink Floyd

        • Friday, May 4, 2018, 6-10 pm, Planetarium, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Our most popular show will be reimagined with advanced visuals now possible with Digistar 6.
        • Shows run from 6 - 10 pm, typically every 30 minutes.  
        • Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Planetarium entrance beginning at 5:30 pm.  Other activities are available for visitors waiting for their show time. 
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Arizona Cantilena Chorale Concert at Red Mountain 

        • Friday, May 4, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, MCC Red Mtn Campus - Rehearsal and Performance Center (Saguaro Bldg S-140), 7110 E. McKellips Rd, Mesa
        • Student Tickets: $15.00
        • Arizona Cantilena Chorale directed by Dr. Glenn Bennett brings together vocal talents from past and current performing groups to create a hemogenous vocal blend.
        • Form more information or tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZfG 
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Social/Cultural Science Lecture Series 

        • Friday, Aug 24, 2018, 1:30 pm, Room SC-11, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • "9/11 17 years later. Can America ever recover from Atrocity Trauma?"
        • Speaker: Michael Smook, NYC Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Phi Theta Kappa Volunteer Activity

        • Thursday, Aug 30, 2018, 8:30 - 10:00 pm, 1345 S. Alma School Rd., Mesa 
        • Feed My Starving Children
        • Join the PTK Honors Society for an evening of fun and service.  PTK membership not required.
        • NOTE: You must volunteer 4 hours to use volunteering as a co-curricular.  Pair this activity (1.5 hours) with at least 2.5 additional hours of volunteering.
        • Register online 
        • Co-curricular Type: Volunteering

        Psychology Evening Lecture

        • Tuesday, Sept 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC Southern Dobson Campus 
        • Shanel Carter, MBA
        • Psychology: The Constant Driver in the Workplace
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Lunch with President of MCC

        • Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, 11:30am-12:30pm, Room LB-300, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Students, come meet MCC's new President, Dr. Richard Haney.  He wants to hear about your MCC experience.
        • Lunch provided. 
        • Reservations Required.  RSVP and submit questions for Rich here.   
        • Co-curricular Type: Campus Involvement

        Volunteer Opportunities

        • Sept 5th and 6th, 9:00am - 1:00 pm, Navajo Room, Kirk Student Center, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • VolunteerFest - A Service Luau: Hula on over to meet agency representatives excited to recruit eager volunteers!
        • NOTE: Attending this event does not count as a co-curricular activity, but you can find volunteer opportunities here and use those hours as a co-curricular activity

        Astronomy Night:  "Ice wolds" Planetarium Show

        • Friday, Sept. 7, shows every 30 minutes, 6-10 pm, Planetarium, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Half of the tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Planetarium entrance beginning at 5:30 pm on the night of the show.  Half of the tickets for each show are available for reserve, $3 per ticket.  Reserve here
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        "No le digas a nadie" or "Don't tell Anyone"

        • Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Theater, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Sponsored by the MUST Club.  This is a Peabody Award-winning documentary based on the journey of Any Rivera as she steps out of the shadows to face obstacles and inspire others to fight for justice as an undocumented immigrant in the United States.
        • Free
        • Co-Curricular Type:  Academic Involvement

        Honors Forum Lecture Series

        • Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, 7-8 pm. South Mountain Community College, Performing Arts Center
          7050 S. 24th Street
          Phoenix, AZ 85042
        • Speaker: Fred Lajvardi
        • Topic: Maximizing your potential and working together to solve complex problems
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

        Lunch with President of MCC

        • Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, 12:00pm, Room M-200, MCC Red Mountain Campus
        • Students, come meet MCC's new President, Dr. Richard Haney.  He wants to hear about your MCC experience.
        • Lunch provided. 
        • Reservations Required.  RSVP and submit questions for Rich here.   
        • Co-curricular Type: Campus Involvement

        Social/Cultural Science Lecture Series: Constitution Day Event 

        • Southern Dobson Campus: Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, 10 a.m., Navajo Room, Kirk Student Center
        • Red Mountain Campus: Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, 10 a.m., Student Life Room M 214
        • A Town Hall Commemorating Constitution Day
        • Speaker: Adrian Fontes, Maricopa County Recorder
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Constitution Day Event: Lunch with our Leaders

        • Monday, Sept. 17, 11 am, Navajo Room, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Mesa City Council Member Francisco Heredia, City Council Candidate Mark Yarbrough
          Political Science Faculty Dr. Brian Dille and Student Body President Erik Aguilar
        • Hear leaders in our community speak on the importance of being civically engaged on
          campus and in the community. Pizza will be provided.
        • Co-curricular Type: Campus Involvement

        Civic Engagement Week Activity: Direct Deliberative Democracy

        • Tuesday, Sept. 18, 11 am, Room LB 145, MCC Southern Dobson Campus 
        • Debi Campbell, Philosophy Faculty 
        • Direct Deliberative Democracy - How citizens can rule.
        • This round table discussion practices and evaluates an idea for infusing our democracy with more direct democracy and more democratic deliberation.
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

        Social/Cultural Science Lecture Series: Arizona Town Hall

        • Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Location: Library - LB145, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • "Criminal Justice in Arizona."
        • East Valley Community Town Hall
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Civic Engagement Week Activity: Voter Education Workshop

        • Wednesday, Sept. 19, 11 am, Room LB 144, MCC Southern Dobson Campus 
        • Janell Alewyn, Library Faculty
        • Janell will explore how to check your voter registration and voter history online, fact-check public statements made by elected officials and find candidates who reflect your values. Students will learn how to become more politically active in their community.
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

        Civic Engagement Week Activity: Bagels & Ballots

        • Thursday, Sept. 20, 11 am, KSC 35 N Lobby, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Donna Anderson, Campus Election Engagement Project
        • Let's talk about issues that are important to students on our campus, Donna will find out which issues matter
          to students, then lead students in a conversation around those issues. Bagels will be provided.
        • Co-curricular Type: Campus Involvement 

        Civic Engagement Week Activity: Pizza and Politics

        • Thursday, Sept. 20, 1:30 pm, Room LB 145, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Dr. Brian Dille, Political Science Faculty 
        • Elections 101- Come meet with Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and enjoy learning about democracy, elections, and voting.
        • Pizza will be provided, first come first served.
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

        MCC Music Theatre Production: First Date

        • Sept 20, 21, 22 @ 7:30 and Sept 22 @ 2:00 pm. Performing Arts Center, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Student/Senior tickets $12. Alumni/Staff/Military $15.  General Public $18. 
        • All Ages 
        • A limited number of complimentary tickets (sets of 2) are available to honors students.  Sign up here.
        • Learn more or buy tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zg4
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Red Mountain Book Club

        • Sept. 24, Oct. 15 and November 5, 1:00 pm, Library, MCC Red Mountain Campus
        • Book: Fahrenheit 451
        • All are welcome to participate.  Book raffle at first meeting. 
        • Must attend all 3 meetings to count as a co-curricular activity
        • For more information, contact Elizabeth Simpson. elizabeth.simpson@mesacc.edu 
        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

        Social/Cultural Science Lecture Series: Bobbi Sudberry (Discussion of Domestic Violence)

        • Tuesday, Sept 25, 2018, 1:15 pm, Room SC 30, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • "The Interview a story of inspiration" with the Bobbi Sudberry
        • Bobbi Sudberry Co-Founder of Kaity's Way will be interviewed by Prof. Golden from the Cultural Sciences Department.  She will share her story of courage, the process of being a survivor and thriver of domestic violence, and personal tragedy (the loss of her daughter). 
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        MPJE Jazz Concert

        • Sept 25, 2018, 7 -9 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Jazz Big Band Lovers, you won't want to miss this one!
        • Student tickets $6
        • Learn more and buy tickets here:  https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zgo
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Living Library - Replacing Pages with People

        • Wednesday, Sept. 26, 9:30 am, 11:00 am and 12:30 pm, Room M200, MCC Red Mountain Campus
        • This event is aimed at reducing prejudice and encouraging deeper understanding among people with different perspectives.  The living library showcases humans as books, who engage in conversation with their readers as they tell their story.  Learn More.
        • Free.  All are welcome to participate.  
        • Co-curricular type:  Academic Involvement

        Exploring Extreme Terrain with Space Robots

        • Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 11:00 am- 12:00 pm, Room 101, Physical Science Building, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • MCC Alumnus Patrick McGarey
        • Dr. Patrick McGarey is a Robotics Technologist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. His work now focuses on the development of new systems and autonomy functions for the exploration of extreme environments throughout the solar system.
        • Co-Curricular Type:  Academic Lecture

        Speaker: Saul Flores

        • Thursday, September 27th in LB 145, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Hispanic Heritage Month at MCC continues!
        • Saul Flores will be speaking to students and staff at 2 pm on . Saul inspires his audience through visual presentations in which he helps people realize the capacity of their immense human potential given times of extreme diversity. 
        • Sponsored by Student Life and the MCC TRIO program

        Phi Theta Kappa Honors in Action Lecture

        • Thursday, September 27, 2018, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, Room LB 145, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Dr. Tony Bryson, the Vice President of Technology, Mesa Community College
        • The lecture is tailored to develop an understanding of misinformation and disinformation for the Honors in Action Topic over countries and cultures. 
        • Co-Curricular Type:  Academic Lecture

        Phoenix Symphony: Mozart, Strauss and Tchaikovsky

        • Friday, Sept 28, 2018, 7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
        • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students. Sign up here.
        • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm.  No late entrants. 
        • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12.  Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
        • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

        Band and Orchestra Concert

        • Oct 2, 2018, 7 -9 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • The Community, Concert Band and Orchestra Concert, directed by Rob Hunter, Paul Brewer, Nick Manson and Brian Murphy. Rob Hunter is the Director of Instrumental Music at Mesa Community College and has guest conducted, adjudicated and presented clinics in multiple states as well as Canadian Provinces. 
        • Student tickets $6
        • Learn more and buy tickets here:  https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZgJ
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Jazz Ensemble Concert

        • Oct 3, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC at Southern & Dobson
        • Student tickets $6
        • Learn more and buy tickets here:  https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zgk
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Jazz Combo - Free Lobby Concert

        • Oct 3, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC at Southern & Dobson
        • Free
        • Featuring various combo groups directed by MCC Music Instructors.
        • Learn more and RSVP here:  https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zg3
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Social/Cultural Science Lecture Series: Stories from the Field: Experiences by MCC Archaeology Students

        • Thursday, Oct 4, 2018, 1:30 pm, Room SC 11E, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • "Stories from the Field: Experiences by MCC Archeology Students"
        • Kirk Constion, MCC Archeology Faculty
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic-  Lecture/Involvement

        Hispanic Heritage Event: Versos Latinos/Latin Verses

        • Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, 6:00 pm, Library, Room LB300, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • A poetry reading exploring the depths and creativity fo Latin-American poets.
        • Co-curricular: Academic Involvement

        Volunteer Opportunity: Hispanic Heritage Event 

        • Friday, Oct. 5, 5:30 - 9:30 pm, MCC Red Mountain Campus
        • Volunteer at this fun family event celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.
        • Food, activities for kids, movie screening of Disney's Coco.
        • Sign-up to volunteer here.
        • Co-curricular Type: Volunteering

        Astronomy Night:  "Stars of the Pharoahs" Planetarium Show

        • Friday, Oct. 5, shows every 45 minutes, 6-10 pm, Planetarium, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Half of the tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Planetarium entrance beginning at 5:30 pm on the night of the show.  Half of the tickets for each show are available for reserve, $3 per ticket.  Reserve here
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Desert Echoes Flute Project Concert

        • October 5, 7:30-9:30 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC at Southern & Dobson
        • The Desert Echoes Flute Project is an exciting and adventurous flute choir programs sponsored by the Mesa Community College Music Department. The Members are from the Phoenix metropolitan area and include professionals, music educators, college students and community musicians who all enjoy playing the flute.  
        • Student tickets $6
        • Learn more and buy tickets here: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts 
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Psychology Evening Lecture: Assessing Terrorist Threats in a Multicultural World

        • Monday, Oct 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC Southern Dobson Campus 
        • Tim Franklin, Psy D
        • Assessing Terrorist Threats in a Multicultural World, Investigative Psychology in Action
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Social/Cultural Science Lecture Series: Criminal Justice in Arizona

        • Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 9:00 a.m., LB-45, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • "Criminal Justice in Arizona."
        • Future Leaders Town Hall
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Choir Concert

        • Oct 11, 2018, 7:30-9:30pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Featuring the MCC Concert Choir, the MCCC Vocal Jazz Ensemble, MCC Community Choir performing a variety of secular, pop and spiritual music. Directed by Joseph Johnston and Grammy winner Dr. Craig Peterson. 
        • Student tickets $6
        • Learn more and buy tickets here:  https://www.mesacc.edu/arts  
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Phoenix Symphony: Tchaikovsky's Fourth and Rachel Barton Pine

        • Friday, Oct 12, 2018, 7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
        • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students. Sign up here.
        • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm.  No late entrants. 
        • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12.  Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
        • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

        MCC Theatre Production: Doctor Faustus

        • October 12, 13, 18, 19 @ 7:30 and Oct 13, 20 @ 2:00 pm. MCC Theater, Southern Dobson Campus
        • Student/Senior/Faculty/Staff/Military tickets $9.  General Public $12. 
        • Age 16+.  Some adult themes and content equivalent to a PG-13 Rating.  
        • A limited number of complimentary tickets (sets of 2) are available to honors students.  Sign up here.
        • Learn more or buy tickets:https://www.mesacc.edu/arts
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Social/Cultural Science Lecture Series: Pros and Cons of the 2018 Ballot Initiatives

        • Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, 11:00 a.m., Room SC 11E, MCC Southern Dobson Campus 
        • "Pros and Cons of the 2018 Ballot Initiatives"
        • Speaker: Brian Dille, Political Science, Mesa Community College
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        United Nations: Become A Global Leader: Wesley Rogerson, Guest Speaker

        • Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, 6:00 pm., Room LB-145, MCC Southern Dobson Campus 
        • This Global Advocacy Workshop will help to educate students on the importance of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and how individuals can take action for the Sustainable Development Goals on campus as well as the community. The UN will touch upon the unique opportunities offered for scholars at the United Nations Foundation and the UN as a whole (i.e. internships, national conferences, fellowships and/or careers). Additionally, the workshop help student leaders learn more about why being a UN advocate is important and how they can make a difference to ensure that the UN Sustainable Development Goals are being achieved by 2030. Please contact the Center for Community & Civic Engagement with questions at 480-461-7393

        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Reconstructing Racism With Your Vote

        • Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, 6:30 pm., Building AGA1240, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, 2626 E. Pecos Road. Chandler, 85225.
        • dialogue about the upcoming ballot propositions and how the propositions may reinforce structures and systems that perpetuate racism.
        • Free. RSVP: tinyurl.com/deconstructracism 
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Raising a Fist to Taking a Knee

        • Tuesday, Oct 23, 6:30pm. Phoenix Art Museum. 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ
        • Free-but you must register to attend: https://globalsport.asu.edu/events/raising-fist-taking-knee 
        • Join Global Sport Institute and the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy for Raising a Fist to Taking a Knee, a 50th anniversary commemoration and conversation about the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and the influence of athlete activism then and now. History is repeating itself through athlete activism. Fifty years after John Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their black-gloved fists during the national anthem at the Mexico City Olympics, athlete activism is again one of the most relevant – and controversial – political topics in the United States.
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        The Fashion Image-A Lecture by Thomas Werner

        • Wednesday Oct 24 @ 6:30 MCC Theatre. MCC Southern and Dobson Campus.
        • Free.
        • A fashion photograph is about a lifestyle, desire, fantasy, sensuality, and, unavoidably, the state of commerce. It is about wanting to be the person inside the clothes or wanting to have one’s life shown within the image. It is also about identity, subculture, and the desire to belong.
        • Learn more and reserve seats: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/event/2018-10/fashion-image-lecture-thomas-werner
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Human Sex Trafficking Discussion

        • Monday, October 29th at 11 am in LB 145, Southern and Dobson
        • Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, with the ASU Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research, will be leading an informative discussion on human sex trafficking. After the one-hour discussion, a meeting will be held to discuss further projects and events around the topic of Human Sex Trafficking.
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        MCC Music Theatre Production: Young Frankenstein - The Musical

        • Oct 26, 27, 31, Nov 1, 2, 3 @ 7:30 and Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm. Performing Arts Center, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Student/Senior tickets $12. Alumni/Staff/Military $15.  General Public $18. 
        • All Ages
        • A limited number of complimentary tickets (sets of 2) are available to honors students.  Sign up here.
        • Learn more or buy tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        The Zombie Apocalypse

        • October 31, 10 am - 4 pm. LB145, MCC Southern and Dobson Campus.
        • Free. Can attend any or all of the lectures.
        • 10 a.m. Tom "Walking Dead" Shoemaker:  Does This Make my Skeleton Look Fat? Feeding the Dead
        • 11 a.m. Annalisa "The Impaler" Alvrus:  Vampires, Zombies & Witches, Oh my! Anthropological Studies of the Undead
        • 12 p.m. Dave "World War Z" Yount:  The Logical Impossibility of Zombies (and Other Philosophical Issues Involved with Them) 
        • 1 p.m. Sean "Brain-Eater" Whitcomb:  Zombie Ants of the Amazon
        • 2 p.m. Jennifer "Grim Reaper" Moore:  Do You Die Like We Do? A Cross-Cultural Exploration of Death and Dying
        • 3 p.m. "The Zombie Horde"--Library faculty Alexia King, Maria Salza, and Candace Hickey:  Zombie Resource Refuge: How to Survive the Coming Apocalypse
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Volunteer Opportunity: Halloween Extravaganza!

        • Wednesday, Oct. 31, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, MCC Red Mountain Campus, 7110 E. McKellips Rd
        • Volunteer opportunities are available from 1 pm - 9:30 pm and include things like set-up, clean-up, making popcorn, cotton candy, greeting guests, taking photos, etc.
        • Remember, you must volunteer at least 4 hours to use volunteering as a co-curricular.
        • Sign up here:  Halloween sign-up
        •  http://www.tinyurl.com/RMHalloween18 
        • Co-curricular Type: Volunteering

        Archaeology Field Trip: Mesa Grande Ruins

        • Friday, Nov 2, 2:00 pm, Mesa Grande Ruins, 1000 North Date, Mesa, AZ 85201 (Corner of N. Date and W. 10th)
        • Visit one of the largest remaining ancient Hohokam archaeological sites in the Phoenix area. Directions from MCC: Turn left onto S. Alma School Road and head North (2.4 miles). Turn right onto W. Rio Saldo Parkway and head West (0.7 miles). Turn left onto N. Date and head North (~0.3 miles). Turn left onto W. 10th St. and the Parking Lot will be on the right.
        • Contact: Dr. Kirk Costion, MCC Anthropology Faculty,  kirk.costion@mesacc.edu
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Astronomy Night:  "Juno at Jupiter" Planetarium Show

        • Friday, Nov 2, shows every 30 minutes, 6-10 pm, Planetarium, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Half of the tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Planetarium entrance beginning at 5:30 pm on the night of the show.  Half of the tickets for each show are available for reserve, $3 per ticket.  Reserve here
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Phoenix Symphony: Elgar's Enigma Variations

        • Friday, Nov 2, 2018, 7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
        • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students. Sign up here.
        • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm.  No late entrants. 
        • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12.  Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
        • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

        MCC Faculty: Creative Writing Reading

        • Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm.  MCC Art Gallery, Southern and Dobson.
        • Free and open to the public.
        • Join MCC’s award-winning Creative Writing faculty for a night of literary festivities. Josh Rathkamp, Amy Lerman, Todd Fredson, MCC Faculty.
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

        Fall Dance Concert: Sharing Spaces

        • Nov 8, 9 @ 7:30 pm.  MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa
        • Prices: General Public - $18.00, Alumni, Military & Staff - $15.00, Students & Seniors - $12.00 
        • Featuring a variety of Dance styles with guest choreographers showcasing the talent of the dance groups. With MCC Dance Company, On Tap and Popel. 
        • For more information or tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Social/Cultural Science Lecture Series: Focus Group - The Family 

        • Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018, 12:00 p.m OR 1:30 pm., SC 30, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • "The Family": Engaging conversation of the dynamics of the family unit; The conversation will consist of the following topics; marriage, impact of divorce, the patriarchs and matriarchs, sibling rivalry, birth rank order, the politics of wedding and funerals, and other topics.
        • Food will be provided by Student Life
        • Rod Golden, MCC Sociology Professor
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Dinner with Delgado: Underwater Archaeology

        • Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018, 6-7 pm, LB-145, Library, Mesa Community College
        • Please join Dr. James Delgado, famed underwater archaeologist, for dinner on Wednesday, November 14 at 6pm in LB145. Lecture follows at 7pm in the Navajo Room.
        • Dinner reservation required.  Space limited.  Dinner attendees are required to attend the lecture.
        • The lecture is an exploration of technology, and especially digital technology, in the ongoing quest to explore, map and understand the oceans and all that lies within them, with an emphasis on the role of shipwrecks and the past to inspire learning through connection, as it happens, with online, real-time exploration and research.
        • Dr. James P. Delgado’s career spans nearly five decades of investigating the past and sharing discovery and history with a global audience. 
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

        Honors Lecture: To Boldly Go: The Final Frontier of Maritime Archaeology: James Delgado

        • Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018, 7-8 pm. Navajo Room, Kirk Center, Mesa Community College
        • Speaker: James Delgado
        • The lecture is an exploration of technology, and especially digital technology, in the ongoing quest to explore, map and understand the oceans and all that lies within them, with an emphasis on the role of shipwrecks and the past to inspire learning through connection, as it happens, with online, real-time exploration and research.
        • Dr. James P. Delgado’s career spans nearly five decades of investigating the past and sharing discovery and history with a global audience.  Archaeologist, historian, journalist, educator, museum director, television host and government official, he often jokes that his career demonstrates his fundamental inability to keep a job.  Actually, his professional journey has kept a focus on the past, especially our seafaring history.  Passionately dedicated to exploration, for the past decade he has increasingly focused on deep ocean exploration, new technologies for reaching not only the deep but  a worldwide audience through the use of robotic vehicles, satellites and the Internet to bring the public along with him as he explores the world miles below the surface of the ocean.
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

        Psychology Evening Lecture: How Culture Drives Behavior

        • Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC Southern Dobson Campus 
        • Christina Ahles, MA.
        • How Culture Drives Behavior
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Phoenix Symphony: Dvorak's New World Symphony, No. 9

        • Friday, Nov 16, 2018, 7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
        • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students. Sign up here.
        • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm.  No late entrants. 
        • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12.  Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
        • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

        Deliberative Dialogue on the National Debt: Dr. Brian Dille, Facilitator

        • Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 @ 12:00-1:30 pm, LB-300, MCC Southern Dobson Campus; Lunch will be provided for the first 40 attendees. 
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Phoenix Symphony: Sponsored by the MCC Honors Program-MCC-Southern and Dobson

        • Monday, November 26, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 pm  at Navajo Room, Southern and Dobson
        • Come enjoy a FREE concert by some of the Phoenix Symphony musicians. Open to the public.
        • Co-curricular Type:  Cultural/Arts

        Art Exhibit: Ceramics 

        • Ongoing Exhibition, November 26 - 29, Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 5 pm, MCC Art Gallary, Southern Dobson Campus 
        • Clay. A magic material that allows you to make something out of nothing.  A friendly and familiar substrate, clay is a medium that mirrors what artists and designers alike do best: create a new idea or object to help, to inspire, and to communicate. This invitational exhibition will demonstrate concepts in contemporary ceramics with work from professional, local artists using clay alone, or blended with other materials or mediums. 
        • Free Admission
        • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Tunnel of Oppression

        • Nov. 28-29, 9 am - 2 pm, Navajo Room, MCC at Southern & Dobson
        • The Tunnel of Oppression is an experiential tour that exposes participants to many different types of oppression and inequality in our society. The experience will end with a facilitated reflection. 
        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

        Jazz Ensemble Concert

        • Thursday Nov 28, 2018, 12:00 - 3:00 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC at Southern & Dobson
        • Student tickets $6
        • Learn more and buy tickets here:  https://www.mesacc.edu/arts
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Jazz Combo - Free Lobby Concert

        • Nov 29, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC at Southern & Dobson
        • Free
        • Featuring various combo groups directed by MCC Music Instructors.
        • Learn more and RSVP here: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Storytelling: Your Unique Self

        • Nov 29, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm, LB-145, MCC at Southern & Dobson
        • Learn how to write your own unique story; how to write scholarship essays
        • Beth Alsen, Education Faculty
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic​​​​​​​

        Broadway Bound - Fall Concert

        • Saturday, Dec. 1, 7:00 - 9:30 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC Southern Dobson campus
        • Tickets: $10
        • A musical revue of some of your favorites on Broadway. Enjoy an evening of musical theatre and holiday - inspired hits that will leave you humming a joyful tune. 
        • A Holiday Cookie and Beverage Reception will follow the performance.
        • Proceeds go to benefit the Music Scholarship fund. 
        • Learn more or buy tickets here.
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts